Polygamy in Mali: Social and Economic Implications on Families

International Journal of African and Asian Studies, 2016

10 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2016

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Yaya Dissa

Shanghai University, School of Economics, Students

Date Written: December 3, 2016

Abstract

The culture and legislation of Mali supports a man to marry more than one wife. The statistical data of 2015 reveals that 41.8% of married women between 12-60 years old were in polygamous union and 26.7% of married men between 12 and 60 years old had 2 or more than 2 wives. This kind of marital life has caused a series of social and economic problems, most especially in polygamous homes. There have also been a lot of associated problems affecting people from polygamous families such as jealousy, misogyny, aggression, bitterness, invidiousness, denigration and bewitching. The current study is an attempt to analyze the social and economic effects of polygamy on the society of Mali. The study utilizes individual panel data for data analysis.

Suggested Citation

Dissa, Yaya, Polygamy in Mali: Social and Economic Implications on Families (December 3, 2016). International Journal of African and Asian Studies, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2880034

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Shanghai University, School of Economics, Students ( email )

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